Matt Welch
Matt  Welch

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Duluth, Minn.

High School:
Proctor HS

Event:
Distance


05/12/2017

Wiebke, Streich Run to B1G 1,500 Finals

The Maroon & Gold continue the 2017 Big Ten Outdoor Track & Field Championships on Saturday and Sunday at Penn State's Nittany Lion Outdoor Track.

04/27/2017

Gophers Kick Off 108th Drake Relays

The University of Minnesota men's track & field program opened up the 108th annual Drake Relays on Thursday night with four top-10 finishes by the Maroon & Gold.

04/14/2017

Gophers Grab 11 Titles at Tomcat Twilight

Three members of the Maroon & Gold picked up personal records to go with their wins including true freshman Luke May's victory in the javelin.

03/31/2017

Gophers Open with Three Titles at UCLA

The Maroon & Gold started the two-day competition with wins from Mitch Hechsel (800 meters), Evan Ferlic (1,500 meters) and Luca Wieland (shot put).

06/01/2016

Gophers Earn Academic Big Ten Honors

The Gophers totaled 282 Academic All-Big Ten honorees for the 2015-16 academic year.

04/27/2017

2017 Drake Relays (Day 1)

2017 Drake Relays (Day 1)

Welch's Personal Records

2016 | REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON
Indoor:
Did not see action. Outdoor: Won the 5,000 meter at the St. Thomas Tommie Twilight with a time of 14:33.36.

2015 | REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON

Indoor: Competed at the Northwest Open (winning the one mile), the Iowa State Classic, and the B1G Indoor Championships. Outdoor: At the Musco Twilight finished ninth in the 3000 meters with a time of 8:31.32 • finished 18th in the 1500 meters at the UW La Crosse Eagle Invitational with a time of 4:00.20.

2014 | REDSHIRT SEASON
Indoor:
Did not compete. Outdoor: Competing unattached at the 2014 MAC Invitational, placed 4th in the 1500 meters with a time of 3:57.19 • placed third unattached in the 1500 meters at the Meet of the UnSaintly.


PERSONAL
Undecided in his major. • Hometown: Duluth, Minnesota. • High School: Proctor. • Son of Jacqui and Mark Welch. • Has three brothers, Ben, Zach, and Jake • Favorite sports memory is when his high school cross country team won their sectional and made it to the state tournament. • Minnesota Gatorade Runner of the Year 2012.

MORE HEADLINES

Three Gophers Punch Tickets to NCAA Championships

5/26/2017

Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese both clocked personal records in the 800 meters and Obsa Ali added a sixth-place finish in the 3,000 meter steeplechase to qualify for the 2017 NCAA Outdoor...

Three Gophers Advance to NCAA Quarterfinals

5/25/2017

Mitch Hechsel and Nate Roese advanced in the 800 meters while Derek Wiebke moved on in the 1,500 meters.

Three Gophers Earn CoSIDA Academic All-District

5/25/2017

Luca Wieland earned Academic All-District accolades for the third year in a row while Madeline Strandemo and Derek Wiebke picked up their first career honors.

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